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Top 6 Defense Mechanisms Impacting Your Relationship And Finances defense mechanisms emotions Dec 09, 2021

Defense mechanisms are the way that we try to psychologically protect ourselves from things that seem overwhelming or threatening. 

This can be anything from being confronted with a big loss,...

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How Denial and Avoidance Can Ruin Your Finances And Relationship communication defense mechanisms Nov 23, 2021

Denial is a common defense mechanism where you refuse to accept facts or reality.

Avoidance is a defense mechanism where you might avoid dealing with a tough issue through different behaviors...

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What Is Defensive Projection And How Do You Overcome It? defense mechanisms Nov 17, 2021

Projection is a psychological defense mechanism where someone avoids recognizing their unacceptable impulses and traits by projecting them onto another person. 

In relationships, projection...

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6 Steps To Stop Gaslighting From Ruining Your Relationship communication defense mechanisms financial empathy Nov 09, 2021

Gaslighting is when someone tries to convince you that your perception of reality is wrong and not based on facts or evidence. Gaslighting can be very damaging to relationships. However, it’s...

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How Emotional Invalidation Impacts Your Relationship and Finances attachment style defense mechanisms Oct 28, 2021

Validation is an essential part of human interaction. It's a critical communication tool and an expression of acceptance and connection within relationships. 

Relationships that are safe and...

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What Is Defensiveness and How It Becomes A Vicious Cycle communication defense mechanisms Oct 21, 2021

Defensiveness is a psychological defense mechanism that is often used in response to criticism. 

This psychological defense mechanism is often used by couples during conflict and can lead to a...

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What Is Stonewalling and How Does It Damange Your Relationship? communication defense mechanisms Oct 13, 2021

Stonewalling is a psychological defense mechanism that’s often used by a member of a couple during conflict.

It can be especially destructive when used in conflict about financial matters in...

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